Improve Others Quality of Life
You can play an active role in helping people stay healthy—by helping to keep their mouths healthy! Oral health can actually be a strong indicator of a person’s overall well-being, and when you train at Blue Cliff College to become a dental assistant, you can learn how to prevent common diseases and offer friendly, hands-on care in your daily interactions with patients.
Of course, you won’t just be helping your patients… you’ll also be helping yourself. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dental assisting is projected to be one of the country’s fastest-growing occupations through the year 2022, so there’s no better time than now to join this exciting field.
At Blue Cliff College, we’ll provide you with the knowledge and training to help you succeed. Learn skills including instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception duties. Because our curriculum and competencies follow the guidelines issued by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, you’ll gain a strong foundation in:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Dental health and nutrition
- Oral histology
- Tooth form and structure
- Preventive dentistry
- Infection control
- Dental laboratory procedures
- Patient care
- Health care laws and regulations (OSHA and HIPPA)
- General dental office administration and management
Upon graduation, you’ll be awarded with a Dental Assistant diploma. You’ll also be eligible (and encouraged!) to take Louisiana’s Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) certification test to become a dental assistant. Enroll in the program now, it’s your first step toward a rewarding career that gives your patients new reasons to smile!
For more information on our dental assisting program, contact us here
- Metairie, LA
Dental Assistant Licensing and Accreditation Information
When you are checking out Dental Schools in Louisiana, Make sure you are looking for licensing and accreditation information. Blue Cliff College maintains current certification and accreditation so you know you’re learning skills that are valued in your field. We are:
- Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Regents
- Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)‡
‡The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.
Admission Requirements for Dental Assistant School
Before you attend courses in the Dental Assistant School at the main campus in Metairie, you’ll need to:
1. Be in good health and physically able to perform the duties and techniques that are required for employment in the dentistry field.
2. Women Only – Sign Blue Cliff College’s Pregnancy Disclosure, provided during the admissions process (because of the radiotherapy procedures performed as an integral part of the curriculum).
More About Careers as a Dental Assistant
For more information about a career as a Dental Assistant, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9091.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0601.
What Does the Dental Assisting Diploma Program Cost?
At Blue Cliff College, we’re committed to providing quality training while also preparing you to become a dental assistant as soon as possible.
|Program Length:||12 months (Day Classes)
15 Months (Night Classes)
|Tuition (Based on program length above)*:||$16,874|
|Supplies and fees**:||$1,550|
Next Class Starts:
- August 21
- October 4
- November 15
Find out how much Financial Aid is available for students interested in the Dental Assistant program.
*For a list of books associated with each program, ISBN, and price click here.
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